The newly elected Jomo Kenyatta University Students Association (JKUSA) Student Council were officially sworn into office, March 4, 2019 in a ceremony presided over by the University’s Chief Legal Officer, Ms. Vivian Nyambura.
Speaking on behalf of the newly inaugurated student council, the incoming Chairman, Mr. Clinton Osoro lauded the democratic manner in which the students conducted themselves during the campaigns which culminated in peaceful elections.
While vowing to work with the University Management, Mr. Osoro said under his leadership, JKUSA will champion for inclusivity while leading with uttermost transparency and credibility.
“Today symbolizes a new dawn for JKUSA leadership. I will involve all comrades in decision making and hopefully restore the lost glory of the student body,” opined Mr. Osoro.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi urged the student council to work as a team and focus on activities that improve the welfare of fellow students.
On the menace of drug abuse and substance use, Prof. Ngumi asked the student leaders to be their brothers’ and sisters’ keeper. She cautioned the students against engaging in anti-social behaviors that could easily compromise their academic wellbeing, including irresponsible sexual behavior.
She also urged them to be steadfast in safeguarding the JKUAT Brand by conscientiously reading and familiarizing themselves with the University’s policies which provides the guidelines on how JKUAT students and staff are expected to engage with stakeholders.
The new students’ governing council was also addressed by Deputy Vice Chancellor in-charge of Academics Affairs, Prof. Robert Kinyua, Dean of Students, Dr. James Wakaba and Prof. Fr. Lawrence Njoroge who congratulated the incoming council following their election and advised them to exercise responsible leadership, observe the national values as stipulated in the Kenyan Constitution and promote dialogue between the students’ fraternity and the administration.
The JKUSA Students’ Council is scheduled to undergo a three-day leadership induction from March 6-8, 2019.